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Enjoy the tried-and-true combination of HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Ham Steaks with the sweetness of apples in this delicious and easy-to-make recipe. The tender ham steaks are cooked to perfection and paired with sautéed apples, creating a mouthwatering dish that’s perfect for a quick and filling meal.

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2 HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Ham Steaks
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cubed
¾ cup chicken or vegetable stock
6 sprigs fresh thyme
2 tablespoons tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper


  1. In skillet, heat the CURE 81® Classic Ham Steak; remove.

  2. Scrape up remaining bits of ham with vegetable or chicken stock. Add olive oil and butter. When butter is melted, stir in shallots and garlic to soften.

  3. Place apples and thyme in skillet; simmer 15-20 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat. Remove thyme. Swirl Dijon mustard.

  5. Spoon cooked apples and sauce over slices of the CURE 81® Brown Sugar Ham Steak.